spring Panda Park held a fair. Ice cream vendors scooped strawberry,
chocolate and vanilla into cones. Cotton candy machines whirled sugar
into spun strands of sweetness. A balloon man made shapes of animals out
of colorful balloons and every bear in Grizzlyville came to eat juicy
watermelon, buttered corn on the cobs and pots of sticky honey.
a brown bear, walked through the park, listening to the bands play and
watched the cubs swinging at the playground.
balloon man had dozens of blown up balloons tied to a wooden bench.
Terry paid him money to buy a big pink one.
think you'd be better off with a blue balloon. That pink one is bigger
than you are,” the balloon man warned.
didn't want the blue balloon. He wanted to pink one and took hold of the
string. Up, up, up he went.
balloon man shouted. “I told you not to take the pink one.”
floated above the park and saw birds flying around him. Suddenly his
balloon popped and Terry fell to the ground, landing with a plop in the
lake in the middle of Panda Park. He dripped water as he climbed out
onto the grass.
balloon man walked past and whispered, “I told you so,” and handed Terry
a blue balloon.
rest of the day Terry walked around the park enjoying all that he saw,
smelled and heard. When he went home at night, he tied to blue balloon
to his bed and dreamed of his adventure into the sky.